Buccaneers Safety Injured

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have to survive their Week 12 clash with the Cleveland Browns without their star in the secondary. Safety Antoine Winfield Jr. exited the game in the first quarter and has yet to return.

Winfield suffered a blow to the head on a tackle attempt against Browns tight end Harrison Bryant. Winfield was removed from play as medical personnel evaluated him for a concussion. He missed Weeks 8 and 9 with a concussion earlier this season.

Given the persistent struggles of the Bucs' 27th-ranked scoring offense, Winfield's absence could loom large against a Browns team that has moved the ball well to start today's game. They've totalled 185 yards on their first four drives to start the day.

Winfield joined the Bucs as their 45th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft and was immediately slotted into a major role with the team. He has started 38 games in three years with the Bucs, nabbing four interceptions and earning his first Pro Bowl during the 2021 season.  

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